The governor of Oregon says she'll resist any attempt by Donald Trump to deploy her state's National Guard detachment to protect America's southern border, and California's governor appears poised to follow suit.
The president signed a proclamation on Wednesday that orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to 'request use of National Guard personnel to assist' with the Homeland Security Department's existing border patrol operations.
But governors, whose duties include commanding their states' Guard units, can say no.
'If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I'll say no,' Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted Wednesday.
'As Commander of Oregon's Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.'